GHOST TIME: s/t CD Hinterzimmer Records
This self-titled four tracker is the collective works of Ken Hyder, Z’ev and Andy Knight. I always worry when Z’ev is included; with no disrespect to the artist, I have never truly ‘got’ what he is about. As it happens though, in a collective like this, everything seems to mesh a tad more graciously.
‘Pastly’, opens up the proceedings with some resonating bass drones and echoing chamber ambience. Effective for the most part this still does lack the impression that this is going anywhere, although it is competent.
Seamlessly rolling into ‘Another’, which loses its rich bass and carries on with the drifting and ghostly (quite apt I think) apparitions of sound. Once again however, this does seem to meander along pointlessly without any hint that this may move on into other territories and I do like my Dark Ambient to provide some engagement; even more so when the remainder of the tracks fail to stray from the chosen path.
As an offshoot project this may provide some with a varying degree of stone cold entertainment and sonic hypnosis. For me however, whilst there are strong foundations, the rest of building blocks have been swept away, leaving behind a desolate landscape of near zero interest.